Stigma Course for County Executives

Addressing the Stigma around Substance Use Disorders


Substance use disorders (SUD) are some of the most stigmatized health conditions worldwide. Stigma creates barriers to healthcare and leads to lower engagement and retention in addiction treatment.


This course provides an introduction to the latest research around SUD and criminal justice stigma. Participants will also learn from leading experts on stigma within the SUD and criminal justice fields about the manifestation of stigma at the structural and individual level and innovations to reduce stigma.


This JCOIN course developed by County Executives of America and Addiction Policy Forum, and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Certificates of participation are provided upon completion of the course.


(Free access; registration required)